CHICAGO -- Of 61 airports that have applied to the Federal Aviation Association to assess passenger facility charges to finance airport projects, 25 have been approved, 32 are pending, and one has been rejected, according to an airports association.

Twelve other airports have notified the FAA they are interested in applying, according to Rob Wigington, a senior vice president of governmental and legal affairs of the Airports Association Council International, which supports the fees.

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